While in Wilmington, NC I had the opportunity to learn more about the CUE Center For Missing Persons organization. This organization helps families investigate and find missing persons. The have a high success rate and are passionate about what they do. Thank for the opportunity. To learn more about this organization, click on link below.
Happy International Women’s Day! Today we honor the strong, educated, successful, and beautiful women around the world. Thank you to those who made it possible for other women today. I’m proud of who I am as a woman and what I have achieved. To all women, “be bold, be brave, be YOU, be a woman, proudly.” #feminist
When I decided that fitness would be my new year resolution, I knew that the journey would be interesting and fun. I’ve been trying new things to stay in shape and to gain lean muscle. For the past two weeks, I’ve been working out three to four days a week. The workouts consist of playing basketball for 30-45 minutes, running 1 1/2-3 miles, and/or bike riding for 1-2 hours (depending on weather and destination). My weight goes up and down between 135-141, but I’m still gaining muscle definition. I’m becoming more curvy; slim curvy.
Chapter 6 Synopsis: Self-Love
Do we have to stop loving and pursuing Christ in order to sin? Or vise versa, do we have to be in love and pursuing Christ to not sin? We can’t do anything with Christ? To move forward in Christ, we must first give up self.
In this month’s publication I was featured in Speak Up Magazine. Speak Up Magazine gives a voice to the voiceless. When your read the stories of those who are homeless, you are placed in their shoes just for a moment. I encourage you to purchase a copy of Speak Up Magazine to help those in need. If you haven’t already, check out Speak Up on Facebook. You can also visit their website @ www.speakupmag.org.
“Crazy Love” Synopsis Chapter 3: Would they forgive you?
Would you be disappointed if the person you lived the most told you that they only love you because of what you can do for them? Do we do the same to God? If you feel you have only loved God because of the things He has done for you, then the good thing is that He forgives. Can you say them same for your friends or family members? If they knew you only loved them for the things they provided for you such as food, money, or other materialistic things, would they forgive you?
We recently heard on the news that a young man went into an airport, in Florida, and shot and killed five people and injured eight others. At that moment, many people asked why while looking at their television screen in disbelief. What happened at the airport isn’t a new crime nor will it be the last tragic event to take place this year. There have been many tragic events that have taken place in the last decade that are unbelievable. We wish for things to get better and we hope for change, but it starts with us. It starts with you. Everyone, at some point, look for people or things to help us be better. Even though support is helpful, changing personally will help with the process of feeling and being happy. Depending on something other than yourself to be happy will be short-lived. Here are some simple (small) things in life that will not only make you feel happier, but also healthier.
Family and Friends
Being clean and dressing well
Being independent (making your own choices)
The things listed above could tribute to your happiness, but first you must make the choice to be happy. Happiness is a choice. If there is anything in your life that is holding you back from laughing every day, then let it go.
The Samaritan Perspective is a great book. I’ve always been intrigued with the mind, the different mindsets and the why behind everything. Eric Stender did a great job writing about the view-point from individuals with different beliefs, backgrounds, and ulterior motives in a situation where morals and values had to be put to the test. Today, we struggle with what to do because we juggle with right or wrong. The initial thought is what others may think about our decisions. In The Samaritan Perspective, Eric focused on one scenario and put all characters within that scenario. With each character having a different mindset and a conscious, we read about how they decided on what to do based on where they are in life, their experiences, and the end results.
Another intriguing thing about the book is that it is written in third person, so we get to read as the characters are thinking. It makes more sense why they would make the decision to do what they did because each character started in one place and then ended up in the same situation. All, dialogued why they were doing what by giving us brief background stories that may or may not have played a part in their decisions. I recommend this book. It’s a great read.
Check out Eric’s website by clicking on link below.
Physical fitness is a very important aspect of everyone’s life. Eating healthy and taking care of yourself is as well. Phillip McDaniels, Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach, knows about how important it is to get healthy and stay healthy. Phillip wasn’t a big kid. He was teased because of his weight. Phillip mentioned getting picked on isn’t fun and it doesn’t make you feel good about yourself. A good thing being the “little man” is it motivated him to get into fitness. Perfect Fit Fitness, LLC. Phillip’s business focus on personal training, meal prepping, corporate training, and kid’s fitness. For kid’s fitness, he is passionate about it as he asked, “Shouldn’t administrations change the curriculum to help children become healthier?” When First Lady, Michelle Obama, took office, her focus was to help children become healthier. Studies show that 80% or more of the nation is obese. That is why Phillip has focused on youth fitness training since 2004.
Phillip also knows the needs of working adults. He knows most employees are looking for lower health cost, increased productivity, and less employment sick time. Perfect Fitness offers all those things to its clients. While talking to Phillip, he mentioned his concern about women and staying healthy. He believes that women would engage in fitness training more if there was instructors instructing them on what is good and not for their bodies. Phillip’s passions were based on his belief that fitness and nutrition are good components to everyday life. Even though he studied social services in college, the things he experienced in life led him to personal training. Watching others turn their passion into a business helped develop a mindset for change. It helped him change his way of thinking.
I enjoyed my interview with Phillip. I’ve always been a huge fan of fitness and wellness. Just like many people, I too care about my appearance and my health. I look to those like Phillip to help reach my fitness goals. To find out more about Perfect Fit Fitness, click on link below.